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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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Similarly, in her work on the history of Australian English, Joy Damousi has argued that etiquette guides and advice literature for middle-class women from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1940s exhorted them to avoid the use of colloquial language at all costs, as did speech training in schools, as it was perceived as too uneducated and vulgar (2010, 111 & 137).
This is why the proposal to introduce the colloquial language was perceived as being misplaced.
50 pages in length, Reflections from the Heart: A Collection of Poetic, Idiomatic & Colloquial Expressions is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the inspirational and religious poetry category.
"The idea is to find automated ways of discovering these vernacular or colloquial names and also understanding the extent they are referred to.
Summary: Standard, rather than colloquial dialects, will do more to integrate and enhance Arabic language online presence, expert says.
It is also written in the style Precious talks - littered with swearwords, colloquial language and slang.
Traces of colloquial Arabic in loanwords in Indonesian.
In Yemen, it is called humaini, popular or colloquial poetry.
What does the writer mean by literal and colloquial Hindi or some type of Hindi?
3) A colloquial term used in the 19th century for a child working down a mine.
Thus, Haim Blanc (1960) identified five different stylistic levels: plain colloquial, koineized colloquial (with levelling devices), semi-literary or elevated colloquial, modified classical, and standard classical.
Preserving physician anonymity, we assessed each encounter for key informational points, positive or negative message framing, type of numeracy information, and use of colloquial or technical language.